Pupil Premium

Principles

  • We ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all pupils in school.
  • We ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups; this includes ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and addressed.
  • In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged.
  • We recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals.
  • Pupil Premium funding is allocated following a needs analysis which will identify priority classes, groups or individuals. Limited funding and resources means that not all children receiving free school meals will be in receipt of Pupil Premium interventions at one time.
  • All our work through Pupil Premium will be aimed at accelerating progress so that children’s attainment is at age related expectations or above, initially in Literacy and Numeracy. It may also be used to target more able children on free school meals to achieve greater depth at the end of Key Stage 1 or greater depth at the end of Key Stage 2.

 

Provision

The range of provision the Governors may consider includes:

  • Providing small group work with an experienced teacher or teaching assistant, focussing on overcoming their specific gaps in learning;
  • 1-1 or small group classroom support;
  • Additional support and learning opportunities through after school clubs, including homework club and drama club;
  • Small group work with the Family Learning Mentor;
  • Workshops for parents/carers;
  • Subsidising educational visits;
  • Subsidising private music lessons.

The Governors of the school will publish information on how they have used their Pupil Premium grant to address the issue of narrowing the gap for socially disadvantaged pupils.

 

Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) Allocation for 2023/2024 

The Governors have targeted the PPG to:

a) Employ a part-time Family Learning Mentor to support groups of children.
b) Employ teaching assistants to work with groups of SEN / GAT / Booster children in reading, writing, maths and fine motor skills.
c) Employ a part-time teacher to work with groups.
d) Subsidise school trips by paying for coach hire.
e) Purchase Times Table Rock Stars software to facilitate personalised learning for children in Maths

f) Purchase My Maths software to facilitate personalised learning for children in Maths.

g) Purchase Spelling Shed software to facilitate personalised learning for children in spelling.